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Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks, will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefit that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. that's not for us to decide. it's an issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues that the military will decide and afghanistan will have no particular concern. when we're talking of numbers and how they are calculated. afghan interests. >>. >> translator: the government of afghanistan i would like to ask the question in my own language. mr. president, combative mission united states after 2014, how this mission will be, how will it be resembling, resembling the same mission as it was during 11 years? or is there a difference? different kind of mission. those who are in pakistan, particularly the safe havens that are in pakistan, what ki
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
united states for whatever agenda you have. the business community felt that. the public felt that. and so the fact that they have backed off both -- not only the idea that we should hold debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last several years. the budget control act of 2011 put rigid spending cuts that are in effect -- that were i
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigative unit uncovers how a school district mishandled a federal requirement regarding sexual abuse allegationses. >>> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez. diane dwyer is off tonight. the search is on for a man accused of a heinous crime in san francisco. police say this man doused his girlfriend with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire. that attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strapgers watched in horror. nbc bay area is live at st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. monte, her family hoping that she will pull through. >> reporter: kris, that's right. the victim is here at the burn unit. family members tell me that she remains in critical condition tonight. in the meantime, police have identified her boyfriend as the prime suspect. and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did it. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in har reporter this after as the man identified as 22-year-old dexter oliver threw a famable liquid on to his girlfriend a
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
plan for 500 affordable housing units in years to come. some residents are questioning the possible sites chosen. kris sanchez is live with more on tonight's vote. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. a lot of the residents who say they're going to come to this meeting say not only were they left out of the process, but they think their town should be pushing back against the state requirements. this man and his wife said they found out the plan for affordable housing as they were putting the local newspaper into their bird cage and saw the town's legal notice. otherwise they would not have known the empty lot across the street from their town is in the overlay zone. >> it segregates the affordable housing to a tiny part of town, far from downtown. ultimately does a disservice to the affordable housing residents and to the town as a whole. >> reporter: he said there's a better way to create affordable housing without devaluing properties and putting stress on local school districts. he and other concerned citizens put their own ad in the same local paper to inform their neighbors a
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Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
burns. she is now at the burn unit at st. francis hospital. police say the burns are life threatening. i want to give you another look here at the suspect. he is 22-year-old dexter oliver. police are still searching for them. if you can help them locate the suspect, you're asked to call the san francisco police. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> this just in. oakland police are asking for your help finding a missing woman. police sent us this picture of gloria ji this morning. her husband called police after she failed to show up for work, and he suspects foul play. gloria ji is 63 years old, 5'1" and wears glasses. investigators found her car in oakland. anyone with information is asked to call oakland pd's missing persons department. >>> police looking into the city's first homicide of the year. police were called to the 1900 block of tripoli block this morning just before 8:00. that's where they found a dead body in front of a home. police say the unidentified adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. an ambulance arri
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Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to f
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
of the united states. the treasury department says the u.s. has until march to increase the nation's borrowing limit. otherwise, the country will likely default on its loans. republicans do not seem to be in the mood to negotiate after compromising on the so-called fiscal cliff last month. the gop says it will only raise the debt limit if there are equal dollar for dollar cuts in spending. otherwise, many republican lawmakers have threatened to force a shutdown of the government or let the country default on its loans and hurt its credit rating. the president this morning says that is unacceptable. >> a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. >> reporter: and it would, the president warned, delay checks for social security and veterans' benefits. the president also said he would soon ask lawmakers to create new gun laws in the wake of the newtown massacre. he will likely seek universal background checks, limit on high-capacity magazines and a ban on assault weapons. reporting
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Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
respond or did not know the answer. >>> coming up next, more on title ix. the investigative unit exposes another school ignoring title ix this time involving alleged sex abuse and the teacher. joo [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> welcome back. now more on title ix. a disturbing case, a south bay teacher charged with sexually abusing five of his students while he awaits trial, the investigative unit has uncovered the school district violated that federal law designed to protect students in situations just like this one. >> translator: she loves to read. it's her favorite thing to do. >> reporter: a mother's love for her child felt in her words. >> translator: she is an adorable, pretty child, very quiet. >> reporter: a tie so strong, her greatest pain, witnessing her little girl suffer. >> translator: it's bad. >> rep
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
they still have to do in order to protect personality. the united states has 275 posts around the world. she reminds congress since the deadly september 11 attack she has taken responsibility. first up she'll go before the senate foreign relations committee. the questioning will last for 90 minutes. at 11:00 a.m. our time she'll face the house foreign relations committee and answer another 90 minutes of questions. the questions focus on the state department's initial response to the u.s. consulate bombing in benghazi that left a bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stef s dead with three other americans. a live look now. she's set to take a seat to begin the hearing. many think the initial response was a cover-up. the white house administration backed off the idea that the attack was. today is her time to face the music. ironically john kerry is expected to be confirmed as the next secretary of state tomorrow. again, the benghazi hearing just getting under way on capitol hill. we are keeping an eye on this to bring you the latest. the next report coming up in 30 minutes. john
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the criminalists in our unit. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office reopened its cold case unit only back in 2010, and so that is being credited with helping make the arrest of this 22-year-old homicide here in the city of mountain view. neither family members for the victim or the suspect were in court today and the prosecutor says because she fought back, the victim was able to lead prosecutors to the suspected killers. live in mountain view, i'm damian trujillo. >>> police are searching for three suspects who stole a pet grooming van and crashed it into a south san jose business. the driver lost control of the shopping center and crashed into a smoke shop. happening around 6:30 this morning. the suspect then took off on foot, abandoning the van, moments after the crash. >> they were partying inside the van. they had alcohol. probably a dui and that probably contributed to them losing control of the van and running into a business here. >> police found 12 packs of beer, evidence that could help identify them. the crash caused major damage to the store. luckily, though, it was early so no o
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00am PST
consider this fire suspicious and have our arson unit en route to investigate it further. >> what can you tell us about what kind of building this is? we're hearing indication it is may be a pot club. >> we found that out after the fact, sir. it is a cannabis club so that only heightened our suspicions there may be something going on. >> what have we found inside? seen anything that makes it look suspicious or that arson could be involved? >> well, actually i can't comment on specifics we found until our arson unit does a full investigation. there were some suspicious objecti objects and a fire in a commercial building early in the morning and it was locked. our arson unit is en route. pd is on scene. we'll give you a full report when we collect the evidence. daylight will also help. >> all right. thank you very much for sticking around with us and answering our questions. we appreciate it. great work out there to you and all of the firefighters. >> thank you very much. >> we appreciate you. >>> 6:02. today a north bay mother will wake up once again knowing her teenage daughter is
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
. you can see by charring outside of that apartment building, corner unit, i believe it's unit number 9, that it spread from the kitchen and seems to have consumed much of everything inside. when hayward fire arrived they made entry and found the woman that you mentioned in the kitchen area. she was unresponsive. did have a pulse. taken to eden medical center. condition is unknown. we believe she was seriously hurt in this fire. reporting live in hayward, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> just about 6:02. a san jose mother who lied about the attempted abduction of her 2-year-old daughter may be charged later today for filing a false police report. police discovered the lie after re-interviewing the woman. her story wasn't consistent. this morning a number of people are upset including police who spent money on the investigation. also neighbors who for 48 hours thought a child predator was on the loose. the police will discuss the case with the santa clara county d.a.'s office who will decide whether charges should be filed. >>> an online petition gathering more than 500 supporters a
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
headlines. today, investors are going to want to keep a close eye on a few things. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. even the six inch sub doesn't measure up too. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled efforts to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> straight ahead, a super size controversy surroundg the super bowl's superdome. >>> plus, what is this, is
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
investigative unit. call us or send an e-mail to the unit at nbc bay area.com. >>> we're tracking our latest storm that is beginning move in with widespread cloud cover. timeline coming up. and even with the storm moving in, expect another spare the air day on wednesday, with poor air quality. we have the timeline again on that rain in a few minutes. >>> it sure did look authentic, but was beyonce lip syncing at yesterday's inauguration? >>> and more proof tonight the big movement can come in small packages. the story of one woman's little library that will make the bay area proud. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> in health matters, a drop in childhood asthma. after the first year of the ban, childhood asthma fell by 12%. the smoke-free law may have changed perceptions on exposing children to second-hand smoke. >>> is it s
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with a very public campaign, mara. started last night with an op-ed the president published in "the connecticut post." the newspaper up there where the newtown tragedy happened. in it he said that congress needs to help and not hinder bypassing this ban on assault weapons and on magazines, but it looks like that's iffy here on capitol hill. the white house also has a campaign-style tour planned, we don't know where he'll stop, but they are hoping speeches the president does around the country will draw support. and they are launching a website with videos from victims talking about different ways they want to curb gun violence. so a lot of things being planned by the white house. at this point it looks to be shaping up to be quite a fight. >> tracie potts live in washing
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Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
lamar is now in critical condition in the burn unit at st. francis hospital. she has severe burns to her face and chest. family members say oliver became enrage when lamar told him their relationship was over. >> gasoline and a bottle and he let her know he was gonna burn her. >> police say oliver is 5'10", about 155 pounds, has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head ander fish designs on the other. >>> peninsula police are looking for the person who shot a teenaged girl near a local high school. the girl was found saturday night across from cappuccino high school in millbrae. this morning, she is in stable condition. the shooting is a rain stance of gun violence in a relatively quiet area. officer does not know what provoked it and have not made any arrests. >>> new this morning, a mobile business truck crashed right into a building in the south bay. police say that just for paws mobile spa for dogs crashed into up in smoke, that is a skate shop on the 1700 block of bran nam lane in san jose. officers say the investigation into exactly how this happened is still ong
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Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
emergency departments in this two days and i've never seen anything like this in the united states. at boston's briggaman's women's hospital, veteran e.r. nurse jana gil has seen it all. >> i've been working here for 27 years in the er. >> but she has never seen a flu season quite like this. >> we have seen a huge increase in patients coming in, with the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and upper respiratory infections with the fever and cough and body aches. >> i am declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> boston's mayor is warning the threat is very serious. so far this season, there have been approximately 700 cases in this city alone. a ten-fold increase from last year's entire flu season. across the united states, schools in some areas are temporarily closed or postponing extracurricular activities. and it's now so bad that hospitals like the mayo clinic and others are restricting visitors or prohibiting them all together, at least for the time being. and it's getting worse. >> it's come back early and rather fiercely. it's a rather virulent strain so we're having a
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigative unit exclusive. >>> and a rescue at sea caught on camera. a surfer's daring move to reach safety. >>> and good evening, feeling more like spring than winter. we've got some big changes coming our way. not only colder weather, but also rain. i'll detail the timeline coming up. >>> police are hoping you can help identify an armed man who robbed a cell phone and check cashing store saturday night. he was caught on surveillance cameras. police say the man walked into the store holding the gun, just watch, and as soon as he got inside, he pointed it at the employees and demanded money. the three employees were able to get behind a room with bulletproof glass and lock the door as the gunman behind started firing. none of the employees luckily were hurt. the suspect was last seen running from that store. >>> it's been a tumultuous few months at the california national guard. tonight more conflict and back biting. this time, the guard's largest union is questioning the leadership of general david baldwin. >> this follows a series of investigations by the nbc bay area investigative
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Jan 3, 2013 11:00am PST
, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, jon. the students who live in this unit behind me are completely shaken up. they say it was about 3:00 in the morning when some men kicked in the front door, demanding money and marijuana. they made them get down on the floor while they searched for it. >> i've never had a gun in my face before. that was pretty intense. >> reporter: he's scared to show his face and hearing his story, it's easy to understand why. five men broke into his richmond district duplex overnight. >> they ended up getting a little violent with us. hit some of the guys. they kicked me in the throat. >> reporter: it was 3:00 in the morning. after the ordeal, san francisco police spent hours at the scene. they gathered fingerprints from the kitchen knife the men used to threaten the college students and their friends. >> two of the guys went through all our stuff. and there was one guy holding us in the room. he kept asking for drugs and stuff. but we didn't have anything like that. we're thinking this house used to be a grow house or something like that. >> reporter
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you've shown us since we've begun this long journey together. >> hello, i am jill biden's husband, and i'm delighted to be with you all here. in the weeks and months ahead, we're goin
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
investigative unit with the latest development into the culture behind the guard. >> and a commute with a special significance, the special celebration in honor of martin luther king jr. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather cent center. feeling more like spring than winter outside for today. 75 and 69 in gilroy. santa teresa at 69. major changes this week. we'll let you know how cold it could get and when the rain drops return in a few minutes. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> it took three hours but the chp has reopened all lanes of southbound 880 after a big rig jackknifed around 2:00 this afternoon, the resulting backup more than a mile long. you see our nbc helicopter on the scene. no other vehicles were involved thankfully in the crash. because the truck was leaking diesel fuel, the right three lanes had be to be shut down in order to get cleaned up. >> a tense moment for a surfer stranded off
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
, the debt ceiling of the united states government. is that the strategy that you would ransom that here again to force the kind of spending cuts that you think are necessary? >> it's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. and that's our excessive spending. >> but you're conceding that that may be the strategy this time? >> well, what the strategy ought to be is we ought to be doing something about the problem. >> well, i understand that. but there are additional problems as well that flow from that. as you know, after the debt ceiling was resolved in the summer of 2011, america's credit rating was downgraded. johningler was the republican governor of michigan and said the following. he said this is to bloomberg news. it's a terribly blunt, clumsy instrument to try to use. it's not a good weapon for anything except destroying our own credit rating. so i understand your views about spending, and we can continue on that. but just as a matter of how you try to force those spending cuts,
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
. here's something interesting for you. you know how we report factory jobs declining in the united states. it's not because we're making less stuff. factory output is growing because american factories are using robots. this sunday on "press: here" we'll examine what robots mean for the world economy. we sent factory jobs overseas. those jobs could come back to america and made by robots. one of the world's experts on technology and manufacturing from m.i.t. will be my guest this week. this could be a game changer in world politics. for about the last ten years we've been giving developing economies like china and india a taste of capitalism and growing standard of living. we're this close to taking the jobs away. the moment robots become cheaper to operate than people, what will happen with china when all those people lost their jobs? they're our biggest bank. i understand that we do have nbc. let's check in with whoever it is this morning. seema mody. good morning. >> it's me. hello. good morning. futures are mixed this morning after markets overseas specifically in japan rallied
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
the united states. 48 states now report widespread flu activity, 29 children have been killed, nine more than last week. and we are only halfway through the flu season. >>> hey, you no longer have to worry about what undergarments you're wearing at the airport. the tsa says the scanners that use a low dose x-ray will be gone by june because the company just can't make them fix the privacy issues. the other scanners which produce a generic outline will be staying. >>> boeing is suspending deliveries of its new 787 jetliner. deliveries of the dreamliner are stopped until the faa approves a solution for the lithium ion batteries that caused the agency to ground the aircraft earlier this week. >>> honda recalling 777,000 late model pilot and odyssey vehicles due to a problem with the deployment of the driver's side air bags. owners should bring their vehicles into dealerships to have the problem fixed. >>> let me set a seen for you. you're in elementary school, the governor is coming to your school. all you need to do is be sweet and don't faint. one out of two ain't bad. check out this
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Jan 3, 2013 5:00am PST
thought. an iranian naval commander claims the country's air defense unit shot down drones in separate incidents in 2011 and 2012. he says two drones were captured in past missions in addition to four others the iranian government claims it had previously shot down. the naval commander says data from the drones has been recovered. >>> three people are dead and two hurt after a gunman opened fire in a small village in switzerland. local reports say the man was a resident of the village where the shooting took place. mass shootings are rare in switzerland although gun possession is widespread. it is estimated at least one out of every three own an assault weapon. >>> also on the international scene, the death of a young woman who was raped and tortured in india sparking outrage all over the world. the six men accused of this brutal and violent act will be formally charged in court today. police expected to press murder charges while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the five adult suspects. advocates say sexual violence in india is widespread and there's lack of protection for
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
slip last weekend only fueled more chatter. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states but i am prouder to be -- >> it could be a rematch of sorts. number 2s vying for number one. helping dodge the fiscal cliff and now the gun campaign versus paul ryan. on saturday mitt romney's old running mate said pick the battles. >> but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. but we have better ideas. >> on the democratic side, if hillary clinton decides to run she would be the early favorite. with the president lavishing her with praise on "60 minutes". >> i want the country to understand what an extraordinary role she has played during the course of my administration. >> andrew cuomo of new york and o'malley are betting their efforts on gun control could propel presidential bids of their own. still the republican field is up in the air. >> america cannot afford four more years of this. >> after parting ways with fox news, sarah palin said she will expand her voice in the national
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
rescue unit. we're going to go back to afghanistan. our helicopters, our crews will be there for about 41/2 months. and their job is to rescue anybody in need, whether it's u.s. forces, coalition members or afghan nationals. >> in addition to the wartime mission the unit works closely with the coast guard on state missions. >> how one south bay school is turning the tables on the traditional teaching methods to give children more access to technology. >> i'm sam brock. today was a glorious one for california governments. no. governor jerry brown soaked up the praise for a balanced budgets but made some claims that is don't pass the truth test. a reality check coming up next. >> no longer shooting to kill. what could be changing when it comes to control asking mountain lions. >>> it's been quite awhile since california received a positive grade on its annual report card but that's essentially what happened today. >> governor jerry brown addressing lawmakers in his state of the state address. he talked about everything california achieved this year including a balanced budget. is there reas
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Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
spread quickly across the united states, and in new york the state is dealing with almost five times as many cases of the flu this year than last year. things are so bad, the governor has declared a public health emergency. california is one of the few states where the flu season is not as bad. hard to say, though, if you have it, right? however, the national outbreak has people scrambling to try to get vaccines. as "today in the bay's" kimberly tere reports, they're trying to make sure there's enough vaccine to go around. >> clearly, there's nothing fun about the flu. but now it's officially an epidemic. >> most parts of the country will continue to see influenza activity for several more weeks. >> reporter: doctors say the major strain circulating this year is especially nasty, and in some cases, deadly. most at risk, children. there have already been 20 flu related deaths nationwide. >> vaccinating children, there's research that shows it helps the community and prevent the spread to adults. >> reporter: the page family foundation is providing free flu shots for free. >> we wanted, n
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
, triggering this response from the state department. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> reporter: in texas, friends of a 57-year-old engineer kidnapped in algeria hope he's still alive. >> we were asked every night, he's in our prayers. >> reporter: algerian state news reported 100 out of 132 hostages have been freed with multiple kidnappers and hostages killed. it's not clear how many are still held hostage. those who did escape have shared frightening details of their ordeal. stephen mcfaul told his family in ireland the militants forced him to wear an explosive belt. his young son was overwhelmed by the news that his dad was okay. >> i never want him to go back there. >> reporter: with the fate of dozens of hostages still unknown, there is frustration among some foreign leaders that the algerian government gave them no warning before launching the rescue operation. they weren't told until it was already under way. >> i think the u.s. and other governments would have liked to have coordinated this much better with the algerians to protect the hostages in a way that
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Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the re-election. he wanted tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguration, he is back in the brew of a fight over the debt and the fight over the gun legislation that he wants so it's a pretty toxic atmosphere here. >> you covered both terms of the second bush -- of the bush administration. what is the hard reality of a second term for a president? >> time moves quickly. you feel good. you put in the people you want. you have a different attitude of what you can accomplish. you don't have to run. you don't have to campaign anymore, and realize the window is short. the president's got big goals whether it's energy, immigration and he's in the trench warfare yet with republicans with a series of big stand 1y5u6s coming up, starting with the debt ceiling. all of this about the budget which could quickly overtake the second term. >> david gregory, thanks very much. i want to let folks know, tomorrow morning on "meet the press," david will be joined by senator chuck schum
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> back in 199 the colorado grand jurying worked into the death of. jon benet ramsey looked into the parents on child abuse. >>> grab thinks football has to change because of dangerous hits. he thinks it would be better for players. >> casey anthony has filed for bankruptcy on debts of almost $800,000. she faces three civil lawsuits. most of the money is owed to her defense attorney. >> and sea foam in one coastal town of australia. streets were flood with these bubbles as well as the air. rough water whipped up the foam and brought it on shore. the fluffy stuff was up to ten feet in some areas and made for a few good photo opes. >>> migraine sufferers, listen up. a new treatment is in the works. coated glasses that block wave lengths of light are being developed. most migraine patients are sensitive to light which can trigger painful headaches. it could be helpful to pregnant women and children who can't take most migraine medications. >>> one week until the big game on wall st
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Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> right now, an investigative unit exclusive allegations of theft, harassment and much more. a longtime east bay firefighter accused of some serious crimes. >>> this sleepy little town will be way up past its bedtime for a proposed vote on affordable housing. >>> plus, a gated community where one animal is not welcome. the plan to take action over deer in the south bay. >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> i'm jessica geary. he's supposed to be one of the good guys, but an east bay firefighter is under fire himself tonight after police found illegal weapons and thousands of dollars worth of stolen fire equipment at his home. vicky uncovered the details in an exclusive report you'll see only on nbc bay area news. vicky joins us live in the newsroom. >> jessica, these are court documents detailing a disturbing history of harassment, threats and alleged retaliation by fire captain john womont. the fire district has a workplace violence restraining against willmont just as a search of his home turned up 53 guns, including illeg
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Jan 13, 2013 9:30am PST
allow that spouse to ask for a pardon here in this country prior to leaving the united states to attend their interview in let's say mexico. it is a wonderful benefit because it reduces the time that families are separated. >> you. >> because what who wouho would want to leave and hope that could you come back. >> absolutely. there are individuals prior to this that were not filing applications to petition their spouses or children because of the uncertainty and the wait time. the wait time could be three months to a year. there are also strict requirements for the hardship waiver that must be met and established before it's approved. >> so you don't know if you're going to come back or not. >> exactly. >> there's a lot to discuss. these questions can be answered bypatricia. there is her information. we'll be back. stay with us. >>> we're back talking with an immigration attorney. deferred action, we all -- it was a big deal last year when initiated. what benefits have we seen from that so far? >> to date immigration has received over 355,000 applications. there are an estimated 1.8 mil
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> a hug from michelle. malia, 14, and sasha, 11, who joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes after his famous flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >> repeat after me. >> reporter: tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins, helping set camera angles today. pennsylvania avenue is set for the inaugural parade, delayed like the capitol ceremony, because they're never held on a sunday. police from around the nation will bolster security, grass protectors are down on the mall. the weather's mild. 800,000 people expected tomorrow. some saw the president today when the obamas attended church. >> he started leaning over to us and we were so excited to see him. >> reporter: the commander in chief laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns, a reminder of his burden and of our two centuries of democracy. the inauguration is not just an obama party. >> whe
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Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
the united states because of lights beneath the doors that can overheat and cause a fire. the recall involves all legacy and outbacks from 2010 and 2011, tribeca suvs from 2006 to 2012 and forrester suvs from 2009 through 2012. the national highway traffic safety administration says that subaru will install an additional fuse for free. >>> last minute shoppers saved christmas for retailers. it's a relief for them. after christmas sales and gift card redemptions helped national sales go up last week. costco and nordstroms did the best. target and barnes & noble had weaker numbers. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. >>> sometimes it takes a child's eye to see what should be obvious to grown professionals. >> this is a call from the outback bow
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Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
-old woman, we're told she suffered serious burns and she's now at the burn unit at st. francis hospital, the woman's clothes are still here, burned, visible on the street. we're told she attempted to throw off her jacket after her boyfriend doused her with a flammable liquid, then set her on fire. the victim's sister tells us the couple had been together for about six months, and they argued a lot. according to the sister, the couple was at the laundry mad just down the street, where they began to argue about their laundry, they were on their way back home and just outside the victim's house at about 12:15, it's when she told him the relationship was over, that's when her boyfriend set her on fire. >> i just want to know why he did that to my sister. she didn't deserve it. and that he should turn himself in, and that my sister's going to make a full recovery, she's strong, i know she's strong. >> the victim is a single mother of three. police say the 25-year-old woman suffered life threatening burns, one family member said the burns on the victim's face and chest were so severe
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
two safe and last month, a united airlines dreamliner made acknowledge emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just today, an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. officials say it's important to note that the fleet has not been grounded. >>> staffing problems have caused a major slowdown on the dunbarton brinl, one of the toll booths have been closed since january 1 ft. the transportation commission said they cannot afford to staff it, but they are considering staffing it during peak commute hours and macy convert it to a fast track only lane. >>> connecticut's chief medical examiner said that the brain of the gunman in the newtown school shooting showed nothing unusual. he killed 26 people, including 20 people at sandy hook elementary school last month. the medical examiner said that there's still studies being done. >>> and that massacre in connecticut is leading the controversial changes in ohio. custodians are being allowed to carry handguns on campus. they will pay for employees to take a two-day gun training class. the superint
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
and jobs. is it possible we could ship that back to the united states and give it to robots and china would get lost and never take part in the industrial revolution? >> if your comparative advantage in the world economy is cheap manual labor, that is really precarious. a couple more ticks of moore's law. >> they can do similar things. >> the robots are getting more capable over time and cheaper over time. >> that could be devastating for india and china. >> it can. >> and maybe for us. >> i would rather have our problems than anybody else's problems right now the phenomenon you described is already taking place. you pointed out earlier that we've been shedding manufacturing jobs since about 1980 in this country, while output has gone up. what people don't realize is that the year peak manufacturing employment in china was 1996. they employ a lot fewer people now than they did then to make stuff. their manufacturing output is 77% greater than it was. >> now that you totally depressed us about the future of humanity, is there anything we can still do better than machines and will be ab
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Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills online interesting consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> the nation's credit rating was downgraded the last time lawmakers threatened inaction on the debt ceiling in 2011. >>> a whale of a price for a high quality tuna. a bluefin tuna was sold for the egive lenl of $1.7 million in auction in tokyo. the major of the sushi chain was the buyer. he said although the fish was of the highest quality and color, he was surprised at that high purchase price. the fish has already been shipped to the sushi chain where a few lucky customers got a taste. no word on whether it was worth the price. >> strong swimmers proved today that it is possible to escape from alcatraz. today was the sixth annual alcatraz winter swim. people of all ages braved the waters. family members and friends were there to cheer on the swimmers when th
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
united airlines, claiming they are buying its jet fuel 70 miles away to avoid playing close to $300,000 in sales taxes. >>> students at university of vermont should not bring bottled water when they return to campus because the school banned its sale for environmental reasons. they are the largest public university to prohibit bottled water on campus. >>> to wall street, the dow opens at 13,507 after adding 18 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq are both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang sell fell 31. nas dam and s&p slipped monday thanks to worries apple has gone sour. shares of the tech titan dipped below $500 for the first time in one year after reports the company cut orders for iphone parts due to weak demand. after the bell ben bernanke praised washington's fiscal cliff deal which he said probably would have caused a recession this year but cautioned, quote, we are not out of the woods yet. >>> a troubling new report finds more than one in four workers are dipping into retirement funds to keep up with their current bills. apparently folks in their 40s are
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
throughout this school who are looking around, looking at these two supply units, and they're trying to determine if there's anyone hiding in there. it appears their search for a suspect continues. we're told that there were reports that came in of an armed gunman on the cupertino middle school campus or near the campus earlier this morning. that suspect is described as a black male with a mo hawk. he possibly was carrying an ammo bag. those reports came in and that's why we're seeing the lockdown right now which remain in effect. we have reports of a student being asked and sheltered at a 7-eleven at the front entrance of cupertino middle school. right now the chest continues. they'll search for this gunman. >> we want to list the schools that are on lockdown. cupertino middle school, west valley elementary and also homestead high school. so again a very fluid situation. armed police out there trying to crack down on the situation and find out if there's a gunman on the campus, they believe possibly on the cupertino middle school campus. with everything that happened in connecticut, ve
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
to attack the united states of america and get away with it. for that reason we have made a commitment that we'll go after al qaeda wherever they are. and wherever they try to hide. >> at this point the u.s. will only confirm the death of one american engineer from texas and one british worker. it is not clear how many hostages were taken in the first place. on thursday, the algerian army began its counterattack to liberate the plant that is deep in the desert 800 miles from the capital. officials say the rebels were about to drive the hostages to another country. >>> a man walked on stage and pointed a gas pistol a at politician delivering a speech in bulgaria's capital today. the turkish leader struck the man before he could pull the trigger. a group of people kicked, punched and stomped on the gunman before he was arrested and taken to the hospital. gas pistols are non-lethal weapons used for self-defense, but they can cause life threatening injuries when fired at close range. >>> monday's presidential inauguration and the martin luther king holiday coincide this year. an
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Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
-- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents. >> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two mi
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Jan 19, 2013 2:05am PST
famously play the president of the united states? >> ""sleepless in seattle."" >> independence day. the correct answer. >> who recently played on the silver screen a first lady who once said "our wrongs will be made right and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom?" >> sally fields. >> yeah. got that one. >> you got one. >> all right. you're a presidential kid on tv. who plays one in the 2004 film "first daughter?" >> katie holmes. >> you are -- . do i win something? >> you know what, i think there is. there's a parting gift for you. let's bring out the present. what is it? >> oh, my goodness. i have always wanted my own -- this is actually incredible. i can finally do the research that i should have done. >> before you started the show. >> the book i was looking for. >> all the best. ? you can catch "1600 penn." >> you can floss those every day. >> 9:30, 8:30 central on nbc. >> don't worry, get appy. the hottest apps and web sites. you might find that fascinating. right after this. for the big race in chicago, but i can only afford one trip. and i just found out my best frien
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
, could faulty radar be to blame for monday's oil tanker crash. nbc bay area investigative unit obtained documents indicating at least one raycon was not working. it sends signals to the ship's radar indicating where the center of the span is. that's where ships want to pass under the bridge. on the coast guard's weekly local notice to mariners, raycon b on bay bridge is lists listed inoperable. >> i've lost an important aid to me and need to find substitutes for that. >> caltrans is responsible for navigation equipment on the bay bridge. the attorney for pilot said many factors could have contributed to that accident. >>> still ahead, what lies beneath. >> i said you've got to be kidding. >> how a complete stranger made a home inside this house without the homeowner ever knowing she had company just ahead. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pil
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
in mind only united is currently flying these planes based out of the u.s. of course. we have ana flying them into the u.s. based in the u.s. it's only united u.s. based carrier that has six of them and now on the ground while everyone tries to figure out what's going on here. >> we are of course going to stay on this story. thanks so much for insight. >>> we are also watching water out there. a live look at san francisco. if you have been out or just been listening to us, it's chilly. crisp out there right now. we can also tell you not going to be as cold as yesterday. why do we know this? because christina loren tells us. mother nature smiling on us once again. >> we're back in her good graces. a live look at the sun making an appearance here over san jose. we'll check on your drive. that's picking up with mike in just a moment. temperatures are not as frigid as they have been. mildest start all week. we're in upper 20s in novato. 39 to start you out in san francisco. across the bay bridge in oakland this morning also upper 30s for you. 30 degrees in gilroy. so there's improveme
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Jan 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
the president of the united states. >> i know. but it really didn't seem unnatural just because everybody was friendly, and i went back to work afterward. >> reporter: you just dried off and went back and nobody blinked an eye? >> no one said anything. >> reporter: mimi would later learn because of his bad back the president swam almost daily in the warm pool. but that same day she says she got another call from dave powers. this time inviting her to a gathering to welcome new staff upstairs in the white house residence. >> and there was a pitcher of daiquiris on the coffee table, and dave poured me one. >> reporter: had you ever had a daiquiri before? >> no. it was good. >> reporter: and then the president walked in. >> then the president arrived. sat down very relaxed, put his feet up on the coffee table and sort of joined in on the conversations. obviously, these were the people that he liked to relax with and then there was i, which seemed a little odd, but i didn't think about it that much. >> reporter: until he singled you out. >> the president came over to me and asked me
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Jan 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
philippines. >> under the u.s. protect act, a u.s. citizen or a resident alien in the united states is subject to u.s. law. so no matter what that destination country is where they go, as long as they are considered, as long as they're un18, they're subject to u.s. law. whether or not it is legal in that country destination. >> during operation sunflower, 245 people were arrested across the country and 123 sexually exploited children were identified. federal agents say while the operation is over, the effort to find other predators is not. they've released these photos of people they want to question. agents believe the images were taken in san bernardino county but think the suspects could be anywhere in california. >>> telling them how you really feel. it's not something you would think you could get away with. a judge said police may not have the right to arrest you for it. >>> would you believe this? earning a bachelor's degree for just $10,000. details of the bold new idea to help students. >> thank god for technology. >>> a second chance. he penned iconic songs in the '60s but wa
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